Razia Sultan: The Heroic Lady & the Pioneer of Women Emancipation

A big thanks to &TV for portraying Razia Sultan as a leading character in one of the serials.

“Na thi woh naumeed, na thi woh nadaan,

Beti thi to aabru bani, phir bani hukumat ki aan,

Shamsheer tha khilona, shamsheer thi zabaan,

Sakht the faisale, sakht andaz-e-bayaan,

Sirf bazuon me nahi, iradon me thi jaan

Thi woh taaz ke kaabil, tha ye faisala-e-Hindustan,

Salon aage ki soch hai, salon pehle ki dastaan.”

When Iltutmish taught his taught his daughter all the qualities and capabilities to become a ruler like leading the army and administer the kingdom, it was not only a reform but a revolution.

Razia Sultan preferred herself to be called ‘Sultan’ instead of ‘Sultana.’ A great reform took place 800 years back.

A grand salute to the brave lady first lady who sat on the throne and paved the way for other women to follow her path: to rule the nation.



Published by: Shamenaz

Dr. Shamenaz Bano is the Author, Co-Author and Editor of 9 Books, ‘Verses on Racism, Resistance and Refugee Crisis’, ‘Shades of Life’, ‘The Celebration of Our Voices’, ‘Trends, Issues and Implications in Asian Women Writing’, ‘Women Poets: Within and Beyond Shore Volume I & II and Feeling for You. She is currently teaching English Literature at S. S. Khanna Girls P. G. College, Allahabad. She had taught English Literature and Language at Ewing Christian College, Allahabad University and AIET, Allahabad. With a D. Phil in English Literature from the University of Allahabad, she has professional experience of more than 14 years. She has contributed poems to many international poetry Magazines & Anthologies like Women of Substance, Raven Cage Magazine, Poetry Archive, Women of Reflection, Women of Passion, Poetic Souls, Feeling International, Hope Reborn and Glomag. She is a member of the Editorial Board of journals including, Anglisticum (Macedonia), IJRHS (Jordan), Cyber Literature: An Online Journal, The Context, English Literator Society, Literary Miscellany, Research Access & Expressions, Levure Litteraire (France-Germany-USA). She regularly contributes articles to Web-magazines- Boloji.com, Merinews.com and Globalasia.com.

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